Funding is open:
Sustainable Farms and Fields (SFF) is a grant program that makes it easier and more affordable for farmers and ranchers to implement climate-smart practices and projects that increase carbon sequestration and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Through SFF, farmers and ranchers may receive free services — such as on-farm consultations, climate-smart farm plans, and other technical expertise — and financial assistance to help cover the cost of eligible projects, equipment, seeds for cover crops, and other expenses.
The Washington State Legislature created SFF in 2020 and provided seed funding for the Conservation Commission to design the program framework in partnership with the Washington State Department of Agriculture, Washington State University, and USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service.
The Washington Soil Health Initiative (WaSHI) is a partnership between the Washington State Conservation Commission, the Washington State Department of Agriculture, and Washington State University.
WaSHI establishes a coordinated approach to promoting healthy soils in Washington through research, outreach and education, and funding opportunities throughout Washington’s diverse regions and cropping systems.
Learn more about WaSHI:
SFF funding is open to conservation districts and other public entities that possess the expertise to provide technical assistance and the capacity to implement climate-smart practices. These entities include:
• Conservation districts
• State agencies
• Colleges, universities, and extension offices
• Federally recognized tribes
• Cities, towns, and other municipalities
• Special purpose districts
SFF funding is open to conservation districts and other public entities only. Interested producers should reach out to their CD, WSU Extension Office, or local climate-smart government program.
Questions about the Sustainable Farms and Fields Program? Please contact the SFF Team at email@example.com.
Check out these files to learn more about the SFF program.
Report to the Washington State Legislature Fiscal Year 2022-23, Oct. 15, 2023
Granjas y Campos Sostenibles (Sustainable Farms and Fields, SFF) es un programa de subvenciones que hace que resulte más fácil y asequible para los agricultores y ganaderos implementar prácticas y proyectos climáticamente más sostenibles que permitan incrementar la captura de carbono y reducir las emisiones de gases de efecto invernadero.
Projects funded through this round will be funded using $3 million of Climate Commitment Act funds allocated for SFF, which means that projects need to be completed by the end of the biennium (June 30, 2025).
Please visit the webpage for SFF Climate-Smart Livestock Management funding opportunities.